[Linux-ham] radios

Greg Brown gwbrown1 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 14 18:26:19 EDT 2008

I'm cool with using a mobile in the car, but is there any that are designed
to be unhooked from power and antenna in the vehicle and carted indoors to
use as a home base station?  I'm more likely to transmit from home than in
my vehicle.  Unless I'm driving to or from the outer banks in which case I'd
obviously be mobile.

I'm somewhat taken by the Yaesu 857D but I don't have the money lying around
at the moment so purchasing is out of the question.


I'll probably still start with a hand-held.  This will at least let me
listen at work (downtown Durham).

But thanks everyone for your thoughts regarding what I should get for a home
or mobile base station.  The higher power levels will be needed where I am


On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 5:14 PM, Matt Frye <mattfrye at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 10:20 AM, Tanner Lovelace <clubjuggler at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> FWIW, most HTs do accept external antenna connections and output 5W+...
> >
> > I disagree, especially since Greg is in Youngsville.  That's exactly
> > why I've moved away from using my HT in the car and gone entirely to
> > mobile radios.
> I agree with Tanner.  If you want to make a go of mobiling on 2m or
> 440, invest your money in a decent mobile rig.  Then run it off the
> car's electrical system (either battery connected or through the key
> block) rather than the cigarette lighter/power outlet.  Even when I
> was using a Yaesu VX5r at 5w connected to a dual band antenna on the
> back of my car, it was hard for me to get into any repeater I wasn't
> on top of geographically.
> > 146.88 - Located in SE Raleigh, towards Clayton
> > 442.150 - Located in Chapel Hill
> > 146.64 - Located at the fairgrounds in Raleigh
> > 147.225 - Located at the intersection of I-40 & I-85
> > 444.1 - Located at the VA hospital in Durham
> > The 440 link system - located all over (and therefore more likely to be
> closer)
> Spending a lot of time in Morrisville, 146.64 (RARS) is basically
> useless to me and I don't care for the way some of their club members
> treat people.  88 and 442.150 (OCRA) work well for me and I can
> usually get one of the other TriLUG hams easily.
> 73 de Matt
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